Fayette County

Woman pistol-whipped in attempted robbery

A woman was punched in the face and pistol-whipped Wednesday morning during an attempted robbery.

The incident occurred about 10:30 a.m. at Fulcher Vending, 450 Curry Avenue, according to Lexington police.

A female employee went inside and discovered a masked man with a handgun. The two struggled, then the man fled toward Red Mile Road, Lexington police spokeswoman Ann Gutierrez said. He did not take any cash.

The woman was treated at a hospital and released.